The Society has enjoyed over 50 years of successful operation. Its venue is the Anglican Church Hall of St Luke's at Ekibin Rd East, opposite the junction of Sexton St, Annerley (or Tarragindi.)
Auditions are not held. Instead, we present rehearsed and staged play-readings over a particular weekend where the potential of an aspiring member can be assessed. Four major plays (comedies being the most popular choice) are presented each year and new members who have shown promise are given roles along with the main established actors.
Guest directors are invited into the yearly program to keep the standard high and we attract good audiences. Each major play season runs for 8 performances including 2 matinees.
From profits, exceedingly generous donations are directed to a long list of charities, including World Vision, Smith Family Sponsorship and local and overseas charities.
The hall has been set up as a theatre venue that attracts other fund-raisers who benefit from our discount offers for Block Bookings of 20+ and 40+. Parking is accessible both in the grounds and nearby streets. The hall is a 7 minute drive from the City Centre, a phone is installed for patrons' use and buses pass the door.
New members are encouraged to offer to be involved in Front of House work (ushering, selling at our charity stall etc.)
The group is ecumenical and friendly, with anyone over 17 years of age involved with the many aspects of theatre. Our activities are geared to presenting top quality family entertainment at an extremely reasonable price.
"Recorded History - St. Luke's Theatre Society Ekibin 1958 to 2000"
Edited by Janet Moody OAM as a record of the evolvement of this local amateur theatre from its beginnings with a dozen Foundation members to a financially, theatrically and socially successful society over these years until the St. Luke's Church hall became a community centre for many other tenants.
This truly remarkable record, complete with over a hundred colour pictures of plays, sets, building extensions etc. as well as a listing of charity donations, makes facinating reading. The publication may be accessed at the Oxley Library.
||Mrs Janet Moody OAM, who was instrumental in establishing the Society and guiding it through the years.
||Mr Barry Kratzke, the current Society President.
We always sponsor an overseas child through World Vision. We are currently sponsoring Bunkit Taptrai in Thailand.
FUNDRAISER: A club, organisation or individual seeking to take advantage of the St Luke’s Theatre Society fund raising/group booking offers. Fundraisers receive a mail out at the beginning of each year consisting of a flyer advertising the year’s four major productions and a sheet detailing the said fund raising opportunities.
SUBSCRIBER: One who pays a fixed amount, determined annually, to St Luke’s Theatre Society, for discounted tickets for the four major productions. Subscribers receive flyers (including Greenroom productions), newsletters and pertinent notices.
TEMPORARY MEMBER: One who pays a fee to St Luke’s Theatre Society to gain temporary membership (For insurance purposes). This fee entitles the member to coverage offered to members for the duration of the production in which they are taking part.
MEMBER: One who pays a fee to St Luke’s Theatre Society (For insurance purposes) to gain membership on an annual basis. Those choosing to take advantage of the annual membership receive a free ticket to the four major plays, flyers, newsletters and pertinent notices.
|The Theatre phone number (During production seasons only)
|General enquiries (Performers, Stage Crew, Graphic Art)
||Jan - 3848 4107
|Set Construction Crew, Technical Crew (Lighting)
||David - 3844 7257
|'Spotlight' Newsletter Editor
||Pat - 3398 9032
|Technical Crew (Sound), Website and Database Management (Mailing List Details)
||Email Peter - or phone 3255 0221
|Patron||Roy Dowling||3848 1346
|Vice President||Jan Moody OAM||3848 4107
|Secretary||Roslyn Dempsey||3848 8237
|Treasurer||Pat Kratzke||3398 9032
|Bookings||Ruth Paterson||3255 6675
|Subscriptions & Performer Membership||Shirley Lang||3844 7257
|Front of House||Derek Dickey||3345 1190
|Public Relations and Publicity||Jan Moody OAM||3848 4107
WHERE WE ARE
The Theatre can be found at the junction of Sexton St and Ekibin Rd East Tarragindi
St. Luke’s Church Hall
193 Ekibin Rd East
Brisbane City Council BUSES route numbers 112, 113, 114, 119 and 120 will get you to the theatre.
(Go to TransLink to plan your trip.)
The St Luke's Theatre Society Constitution requires proceeds to go to charity.
Here is a list of some of the charities we assist.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Khayelihle Children's Village (in Africa)
Doctors Without Borders
The Leprosy Mission
Ronald McDonald House
Eradication Of Polio In India
The Mission Aviation Fellowship
The Developing Foundation (Brain Injured Children)
Red-Kite For Children's Cancer
RACQ Careflight Rescue
Rosie's Youth Mission
The Fred Hollows Foundation
Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Qld Flood Releif
The Leukemia Foundation
...and many more.